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Is The Measurement Of Caribbean Tourism’s Impact Flawed?

Regional airline LIAT goes in for a landing in St. Maarten. By Sarah Peter Special To NAN News Americas, PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten, Mon. June 26, 2017: The method in which countries determine the economic impact of tourism arrivals is flawed. That’s the word from former Bahamian Tourism Minister and Secretary General  of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, Vincent  Vanderpool -Wallace, who ...

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Caribbean Born Photographer Remembers Gabe Pressman

Gabe Pressman at far right at Liberatore’s, market in the Bronx during then Mayor elect Bloomberg’s tour. (Hayden Roger Celestin image) By Hayden R. Celestin News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Mon. June 26, 2017: Watching NBC news and hearing of the passing of pioneer and broadcasting icon, Gabe Pressman at age 93, caused me to immediately get out of bed and ...

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OAS Secretary General Offers Resignation Over Venezuela But Sets High Bar

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro By Amb Curtis Ward The Ward Post News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. June 26, 2017: In a dramatic “in your face” challenge to supporters of the Nicolás Madura government and the status quo in Venezuela, OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro offered to resign in response to calls for his resignation as a pre-condition for Venezuela’s ...

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Caribbean Recipe Of The Week – Bake and Saltfish

By Minna LaFortune News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 23, 2017: One of my favorite Caribbean breakfast dish is Bake and Saltfish. It is a popular dish in Trinidad, Grenada and various other countries in the Caribbean. I love to feast on it at brunches here in the US and at various events. It is tasty and delicious. Below ...

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Caribbean Sports In Brief – St. Lucia-Born Chris Boucher Signs With Golden State Warriors

St. Lucian-born Chris Boucher was passed over in the NBA draft. By NAN Sports Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 23, 2017:  An injured St. Lucian-born basketball player reportedly agreed to a two-way NBA contract with the Golden State Warriors, league sources were quoted as saying last night. The contract allows a player to be on both the ...

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Here’s What Caribbean Roots Congressional Lawmakers Are Saying About ‘Trump Care’

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., written ‘ER’ to make the poster read Meaner’ during his press conference on the Senate Republicans’ health care bill with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., in the Capitol on Thursday, June 22, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June ...

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Ciao Willy Moment In London

            This biker sure had a clear Ciao Willy moment in London recently. He was one of hundreds of naked cyclists taking part in the World Naked Bike ride through Westminster on June 10, 2017 in London, England. The World Naked Bike Ride is an international clothing-optional bike ride in which participants plan, meet and ...

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Week In Pictures – Protests In Venezuela Continue

An injured demonstrator (R) is assisted by medics as opposition activists and riot police clash during an anti-government protest in Caracas, on June 22, 2017. (Photo credit: FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY,  Fri. June 23, 2017: Protests continued across Venezuela this week, as one more teen was shot dead. Here are the scenes of protests as the ...

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Meet The Caribbean-Born And Caribbean Roots Lawmakers Of The US Congress

Dominican Republic born Adriano Espaillat By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 23, 2017: We continue our celebration of National Caribbean American Heritage Month and the contribution of Caribbean immigrants to the fabric of the American society,  with a spotlight on the Caribbean-born, and Caribbean-roots lawmakers of the US Congress. They are: Congressman Adriano D. Espaillat ...

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Bajan Star Rihanna’s Instagram Is All About The ‘Sell’

Rihanna previewed the ‘So Stoned’ collection herself on Instagram to her fans. (Instagram image) By NAN ET Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 23, 2017: Bajan star Rihanna has over 54 million followers on Instagram and the singer turned actress and entrepreneur is skillfully turning her posts into a marketing push for all of the products she has ...

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